back looking for seat options

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Registered: 10-05-2009
back looking for seat options
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Sat, 10-22-2011 - 8:11pm

my grandson is about to turn 1 and I promised to buy his next carseat. He's currently in the Snugride 35, and still fits it fine. He's getting heavy to pack around that way, but his mom seems unmoved by this weight thing so I don't care, I have to take him out and carry the seat separately! LOL

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Registered: 10-23-2003
Sun, 10-23-2011 - 1:12pm

I have a question for you. Do you need a seat for your car? Also you could go to a store like Babies R Us and try seats out in the Honda Accord and see what fit you like the best. I would try the First Years True Fit. Its about the same price as the Roundabout 55 but it has more leg room for rear facing. Also the top of the seat comes off

Lilypie 6th to 18th Ticker Lilypie 6th to 18th Ticker
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Registered: 10-05-2009
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 12:08pm
I don't need a seat in my car. We are ok with moving his seat as needed. And since I'm the one that taught them how to install a carseat, they totally trust me to do it right in my own car. I know that I LOVED the Roundabout for my boys (my younger ones are 11 and 8) and I've used it with foster babies, too. But if the RA is the same shell as the MA... WHY would I buy the RA? It's hard for me to fall in love with a seat not a Britax now (my youngest is still harnessed in his Regent!) but I'll go have a peek at the 1st years seat and see if I can fall in love again!
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Registered: 09-08-2007
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 5:15pm
A couple things I love about the TF is the the very low profile, my son climbs into/out of it with no trouble whatsover, the very deep seat, and the width of the seat. He is over 3ft tall and still has plenty of RFing legroom, and once, while it was installed FFing for my niece to sit in it, I accidentally fell into it and my hips fit fairly comfortably inside it :P (BTW, all of my post baby weight is in my hips and thighs....) My DS, sadly, won't be RFing much longer as he is close to the 35lbs limit (at 34lbs), but he is also close to outgrowing it by height RFing as well, so it has gotten us to the current AAP recommendations of 2 years or the limit of his convertible seat. I just wish that they hadn't been so close together.

Also a note to remember when your looking at convertibles: They don't have to be at the 45* recline required for bucket seats, so actually take up less front to back room even though they are taller, just to expand your options a little bit :)
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